HOUSTON — Weather forecasters report that the remnants of Hurricane Harvey are causing “catastrophic flooding” in Southeastern Texas, as 3,000 Texas State Guard and Texas National Guardsmen have now been called up to help their fellow citizens, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said during a news conference in Austin on Sunday.

The governor announced in a release Monday that the entirety of the Texas National Guard has been mobiized in response to Harvey, bringing the total number of deployed guardsman to roughly 12,000. The Guardsmen will assist in the ongoing search and rescue effort for any Texans in immediate danger, and will be heavily involved in the extensive recovery effort in the aftermath of the storm.

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